Lordship moths - Cinnabar

Lordship moths - Cinnabar

Observation - Lordship moths - Cinnabar - UK and Ireland. Description: This species has been used in some countries to control poisonous ragwort, which its larvae feed on. The caterpillars have distinctive yellow and black stripes and the Cuckoo is the only bird that will eat them. This moth was on grass near the pond.

This species has been used in some countries to control poisonous ragwort, which its larvae feed on. The caterpillars have distinctive yellow and black stripes and the Cuckoo is the only bird that will eat them.
This moth was on grass near the pond.